The Independent – UK – In the same way that all marriages end in death or divorce, international sporting careers invariably end in chagrin.

Summary

  • Alastair Cook – career in pictures Alastair Cook – career in pictures 1/16 Retirement Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket at the end of the series with India Getty 2/16 Debut Alastair Cook scored a century on his Test debut in 2006.
  • Getty 6/16 Captain Following Andrew Strauss’ resignation, Cook was appointed England Test captain in 2011.
  • Getty 7/16 Record-breaker The 2012 tour of India saw England win their first series there as he became England’s record century scores with his 23rd 100.
  • Getty 12/16 History-maker Cook retires as England’s record run-scorer, highest century scorer, most-capped captain and sixth-highest run scorer in Test cricket.
  • Getty 1/16 Retirement Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket at the end of the series with India Getty 2/16 Debut Alastair Cook scored a century on his Test debut in 2006.


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